Ratiometric temperature sensing with fluorescent thermochromic switches

Mercedes M.A. Mazza, Francesca Cardano, Janet Cusido, James D. Baker, Silvia Giordani, Françisco M. Raymo

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The connection of fluorescent chromophores to switchable heterocycles translates into molecular probes with ratiometric response to temperature. The opening and closing of their heterocyclic component equilibrates two emissive species with resolved fluorescence. Their relative emission intensities change monotonically with temperature to enable the visualization of thermal distributions at the microscale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1112-1115
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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